Need to Know -- Eyes on You - the Technology of Surveillance, Arrest and Imprisonment
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Need to Know -- Eyes on You - the Technology of Surveillance, Arrest and Imprisonment

Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:00 pm Please listen to the recording of the webinar. The government’s answer to a failing society? Lock up the people who are most affected and most likely to rebel. There are over 3 million people in prison today; 8 directly affected by prison, parole and probation. There is no place in the world with a larger imprisoned populations. We are the world’s leading imprisoner and our government is the world’s most active prison warden.

Need to Know - Facebook - a threat and an opportunity: Recording now available

Listen to the webinar recording. You’ve heard and read about the scandal surrounding Facebook. The personal information of 50 million Facebook users was captured or transferred, legally and transparently, by a right-wing consulting firm called Cambridge Analytics. Outrageous but nothing new. Not only does Facebook allow the farming of its data but that’s how it makes its money. And most of our movement submits its data to Facebook for precisely that purpose.

The "Movement Technologist Statement": Webinar Thursday, March 22, 3:30 pm Eastern

Over 20 activists and organizations who work with technology have issued a ground-breaking statement about how our movements and our techies relate and how that needs to change. Learn more about it at our free webinar, Thursday, March 22, at 3:30 pm Eastern time. Please join the webinar. Join Technologist/activist Idalin Bobé, Progressive Technology Project’s Alice Aguilar and May First/People Link’s Alfredo Lopez If you can’t make the webinar, please read and sign the statement:

Need to Know: Challenges to Our Internet Under Trump Webinar on Thursday, February 22

Alice Aguilar from the Progressive Technology Project facilitated a conversation with Center for Media Justice’s Steven Renderos, Free Press’s Jessica Gonzalez and May First Leadership Committee Member and Highlander Eductation Team Admin Samir Hazboun on Thursday, February 22, 2018. Listen to the english or spanish recordings. We’ll be talking about preserving our Internet and expanding its access against the Trump Adminstration which is attacking its neutrality, expanding surveillance, and staunchly denying affordable and simple access to millions of people in this country.

Major Vulnerabity: Specre/Meltdown Webinar January 25

Want to learn more? Please listen to our webinar in english or spanish which took place Thursday, January 25 at 3:00 pm America/New_York time. As you may be aware, two significant technical vulnerabilities have been discovered and were publicly announced recently. They are called Meltdown and Spectre. Unlike most technical vulnerabilities, which are caused by poorly written software, Meltdown and Spectre are caused by the way computer chips work. In other words, they aren’t code mistakes; they reside in the actual brain of the computer.

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Recent Podcasts

Alfredo Lopez Points Taken (June 6, 2018)
Eyes On You Technology Of Surveillance (May 25, 2018)
Facebook A Threat And An Opportunity (Need to Know) (April 23, 2018)
Hamid Khan (Points Taken) (April 16, 2018)
Klast (Points Taken) (April 11, 2018)


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